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How to Make Paneer Tikka in the Oven

Plate of paneer tikka with sauce
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Skip your next restaurant delivery and learn how to make Paneer Tikka in your own oven with this easy recipe! Made with fresh paneer, bell peppers, greek yogurt, and lots of fragrant spices, this authentic Indian Paneer Tikka recipe will not disappoint. A house favorite! Gluten-free and vegetarian.

What is Indian Paneer Tikka?

In literal Indian to English translation, the term “tikka” means any ingredient (typically meat, or in this case paneer) marinated and then cooked by grilling, frying, or baking. “Paneer” is a type of Indian cottage cheese.

Paneer Tikka is a popular appetizer served in many Indian restaurants. As the name implies, Paneer Tikka is marinated Indian paneer that is then grilled in a tandoor, or in this recipe, roasted in the oven.

The result? A perfect batch of crispy-on-the-outside and juicy-on-the-inside paneer, complete with flavorful roasted peppers.

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What You Need to Make Indian Paneer Tikka

  • 7 oz (200 grams) paneer, cubed
  • 2 bell peppers, chopped into 1-inch cubes
  • ½ cup greek yogurt
  • 3 clove garlic, minced
  • A small piece ginger, minced
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oil
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How to Make Indian Paneer Tikka in the Oven

  1. Preheat oven to 450 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet (I use this one).
  2. In a medium bowl, combine yogurt, garlic, ginger, turmeric, chili powder, cumin, garam masala, lemon juice, salt and oil. Adjust seasonings to taste, if needed.
  3. Add in bell peppers and mix until combined. Then add in the paneer cubes and
    toss to combine. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap or towel and and let the mixture marinate for at least 2 hours.
  4. Arrange the paneer and bell peppers in a skewer, alternating between bell peppers and
    paneer cubes. Place the skewers in a single layer on the lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes, or until paneer tikka is golden and crisp on the edges. Serve immediately. ENJOY!

Looking for a more eco-friendly alternative to wooden skewers? I like to use these reusable stainless steel skewers!

Indian Paneer Tikka Nutrition Facts

This Oven-Baked Paneer Tikka recipe makes 4 servings. Each serving contains:

  • Calories: 350 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 38g
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Sodium: 560mg
  • Protein: 9g
  • Fiber: 3g

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Plate of paneer tikka with sauce

How to Make Paneer Tikka in the Oven

DWELL by Michelle
Skip your next restaurant delivery and learn how to make Paneer Tikka in your own oven with this easy recipe! Made with fresh paneer, bell peppers, greek yogurt, and lots of fragrant spices, this authentic Indian Paneer Tikka recipe will not disappoint. A house favorite! Gluten-free and vegetarian.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Resting Time 2 hrs
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 350 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 7 oz (200 grams) paneer , cubed
  • 2 bell peppers , cut into 1-inch cubes
  • ½ cup greek yogurt
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1-inch piece ginger , minced
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt , to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 450 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet (I use this one).
  • In a medium bowl, combine yogurt, garlic, ginger, turmeric, chili powder, cumin, garam masala, lemon juice, salt and oil. Adjust seasonings to taste, if needed.
  • Add in bell peppers and mix until combined. Then add in the paneer cubes and toss to combine. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap or towel and and let the mixture marinate for at least 2 hours.
  • Arrange the paneer and bell peppers in a skewer, alternating between bell peppers and paneer cubes.
  • Place the skewers in a single layer on the lined baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes, or until paneer tikka is golden and crisp on the edges. Serve immediately. ENJOY!
Keyword indian cuisine, indian food

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  1. 5 stars
    yes yes yes yes!! i wanted to surprise my boyfriend who loves paneer tikka by making my own for a date night in and i’m so glad it turned out!! he was so happy